12 October 2009

Liar, liar... the saga continues

Soon after defeating the Tories in 2003, the Liberals broke their election promise not to increase taxes and introduced the much-despised health premium to help finance the sector, which brought in $2.8-billion last year alone.

The Liberals did try to help the province's cash-strapped hospitals when they first took office in 2003, but have become stingy over the last two years with annual base funding increases that don't even keep pace with inflation, said Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition.

“They've already cut beds, they've cut staff, they've shed services, and there just simply are not easy cuts to be made.”
That's funny... Dalton had plenty of moola to give to all his corporate friends.